List of 38 Newspapers in Nigeria

Newspapers in Nigeria dates back to several years ago and still one of the key methods people use to get timely information on daily basis. People seeking for jobs and general information regarding the political space, sports, celebrity life styles, news and general happenings around the Nigeria clime stick to various news paper feeds.

News papers in Nigeria play a very vital role, just like the radio stations in Nigeria. As this is medium is one of the oldest means of communication and general announcement in Nigeria. This post contains a list of the various newspaper types we have in Nigeria.

The history of newspaper can be traced back to when past political movers, like Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe and Ernest Ikoli used their press to fight for the cause of Nigeria independence from the British rule.

In the past, news papers were only owned by the Government. Therefore, most people thought vital information and clandestine happenings within the Government were being suppressed from the full public glare. Not until, the advent of private new paper movers, like the DailyTrust, Punch, Vanguard, Guardian and the Nigerian Tribune that continued to publicize and publish controversial news and happenings to the public via news papers.

The 2010’s years and counting had transformed and enhanced the Nigerian Newspapers due to the proliferation of the internet. Now, most news papers have their online prototype while some new players only operate in the online space, therefore bypassing Government restrictions on information being dispensed.

In fact, the numbers of online newspapers in Nigeria and small blogs the focus on news is said to project geometrically and doesn’t seem to slow down soon.

Here is a list of the various newspapers we have in Nigeria:

List of Nigerian Newspapers in Nigeria:

  1. Blueprint Newspaper
  2. Business Day
  3. Business Hallmark
  4. Complete Sports
  5. Daily Champion
  6. Daily Post
  7. Daily Times of Nigeria
  8. Daily Trust
  9. Daylight Nigeria
  10. Entertainment Express
  11. Compass
  12. Guardian
  13. Independent
  14. Leadership
  15. Mirror
  16. Nation
  17. National Network
  18. Nigerian Entertainment Today
  19. New Telegraph
  20. Newswatch
  21. Next
  22. Observer
  23. Osun Defender
  24. P.M. News
  25. Peoples Daily
  26. Politics Nigeria
  27. Premium Times
  28. Punch
  29. SaharaReporters
  30. Stears Business
  31. Sun
  32. The Tide
  33. Tell Magazine
  34. Thisday
  35. Tribune
  36. Triumph
  37. Vanguard
  38. The News Journal

News Papers in Nigeria, Locations, Year Created, Owners





Blueprint NewspaperAbujaMay 2011
Business DayLagos2005Frank Aigbogun
Business HallmarkIkeja, LagosPrince Emeka Obasi
Complete SportsLagos State1995Sunny Obazu-Ojeagbase
Daily ChampionLagosEmmanuel Iwuanyanwu
Daily PostLagos, NigeriaJames Bamisaye
Daily Times of NigeriaLagos9 June 1925Folio Communications
Daily TrustAbuja1998Media Trust Ltd
Daylight NigeriaLagosJanuary 2014
Entertainment ExpressJuly 2011
CompassAbeokuta Ogun2008Gbenga Daniel
GuardianLagos1983Felix Ibru
IndependentLagos2001Independent Newspapers Limited
LeadershipAbuja1 October 2004Leadership Group Ltd
Mirror2006Global Media Mirror Limited
NationLagos2006Vintage Press Limited
National NetworkPort Harcourt2004Network Printing and Publishing Company
Nigerian Entertainment TodayLagos 23 November 2009Adekunle Ayeni
New TelegraphLagos3 February 2014The Telegraph Publishing Company
NewswatchLagos28 January 1985Global Media Mirror Limited
NextLagos2004Timbuktu Media group
ObserverBenin City1968Bendel Newspapers Company Limited
Osun DefenderOsogbo OsunMoremi Publishing House Ltd.
P.M. NewsLagos1994Independent Communications Network Limited
Peoples DailyAbuja30 November 2008Peoples Media Ltd
Politics NigeriaLagos2016Dumebi Emmanuel
Premium TimesAbuja2011Premium Times Services Limited
PunchLagos1971Ajibola Ogunsola
SaharaReportersLagosOmoyele Sowore
Stears BusinessLagos2015Stears News Limited
SunLagos2001The Sun Publishing Ltd
The TidePort Harcourt1971Rivers State Newspaper Corporation
Tell MagazineYaba, Lagos1991TELL Communications Limited
ThisdayLagos1975Leaders & Company
TribuneIbadan Oyo1949African Newspapers of Nigeria Ltd
TriumphKano1980Triumph Publishing
VanguardLagos1983Vanguard Media
The News JournalIbadan Oyo2013Layipo Concepts


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